Food & Recipes
10 Festive Red, White and Blue Foods
by Parenting.com Editors
Among Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day, there are plenty of opportunities to go all out with red, white and blue foods. Show your patriotic spirit at your next family feast with these festive—and tasty!—USA-inspired eats.
Blueberry, Strawberry and Jicama Salsa
Berries, jicama and jalapeño unite for a salsa that’s sweet, spicy and crunchy all at the same time. Plus, the colors say “red, white and blue” while the dish stays sophisticated. (Still, your kids will love it!) Stock up on some blue-, red- and white-corn chips, and get dipping.
Red, White and Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles
You’ll love that there’s no added sugar or artificial coloring in these sweet frozen treats—just raspberries, blueberries and Greek yogurt. And seriously, could foods look any more stylish? Guests will go nuts when you pull these out of the freezer during a picnic on a hot day.
Stained Glass Jello Stars
This recipe will make you feel nostalgic for your childhood but with a trendier twist—and it’s just a couple steps more complicated than making typical Jello. Let your kids help you cut out the funky stained-glassed-eque stars and plate them to make a pretty food display.
Crowd-pleasing popcorn gets all dressed up for a snack that feels all-American. We love that you don’t have to be a master chef to whip this up. Microwave popcorn works nicely, and sprinkles and Pop Rocks add texture and sizzle.
Red, White and Blue Deviled Eggs
It’s not all berries and candy! Here’s a savory red, white and blue recipe that’s completely surprising and refreshing, while adding some protein to your menu.
Red, White and Blue Pinwheel Icebox Cookies
Prep the dough for these simply delicious pinwheel cookies in advance. Then just before guests arrive, slice it and bake. We can totally envision packing these for a trip to the park to watch some fireworks.
Red, White and Blue Whoopie Pies
These individual desserts are as tasty as they are easy to make. The cookies are made of cake mix and pudding mix, so you know they’ll be simple to mix up. The inside is stuffed with Cool Whip frosting goodness. Yum.
Sweet and Salty Sparklers
A candy table adds a celebratory feel to any gathering, and these candy-dipped pretzel rods will be the highlight of your display. They look like sparklers! They’re easy to make ahead too, so your last-minute prep is fuss-free.
Red, White and Cool Cubes
Give plain ice water or seltzer a boost of flavor and flag-inspired color with these tricolored cubes. Everyone will think they’re too cool. (Sorry—couldn’t resist!)
This boldly hued parfait doesn’t just look good—it’s super refreshing! You’ll love that it’s as easy as making Jello and layering it with whipped topping. The piece-de-resistance is the slice of star fruit you’ll add as the finishing touch, so be sure to track some down on your next shopping trip.